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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Conference Preview: Big Ten

Brian Sakowski        
Photo: Greg Fiume/Maryland Athletics

Preseason College Top 25 | Preseason All-American Team | 2016 College Baseball Preview Index

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Predicted Order of Finish

Overall/conference win-loss records from 2015 indicated | * Denotes projected conference automatic bid

No. Team W L W L
1 Michigan* 39
2 Maryland
42 24 14 10
3 Indiana 35 24 12 10
4 Iowa 41 18 19 5
5 Illinois 50 10 21 1
6 Nebraska 34 23 9 14
7 Michigan State 34 23 14 10
8 Ohio State 35 21 13 11
9 Purdue
34 6 17
10 Penn State 18 30 6
11 Minnesota
21 30 9 15
12 Northwestern 18 36 8 16
13 Rutgers 19 35 7 17

Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name Class School Stats/Notes
C Jason Goldstein Sr.
Illinois .286-8-47; outstanding defensive catcher w/ pop
1B Kyle Wood
.326-6-34; LH power bat w/ hit tool
MIF Adam Walton Jr.
Illinois .289-3-31, runs well, above-average glove
MIF Kevin Smith
.273-7-35; athlete with big hitting tools
3B Mason McCoy
2x JUCO All-American, excellent hit/run combo
OF Craig Dedelow Jr.
.325-7-37; very good hitter, impact glove
OF Troy Montgomery
Ohio State .317-4-27; leadoff profile, 35 steals, 54 runs
OF Ryan Boldt Jr.
.344-1-21; Pot. 1st rounder w/ speed, plus glove
DH Ronnie Dawson Jr. Ohio State .279-7-34; power, upside matches 6-4/240 frame
UT Carmen Benedetti
Jr. Michigan .352-5-71, 1.84 ERA; power bat, arm w/ 92-94 FB
SP Mike Shawaryn
Jr. Maryland
1.71, 116 IP, 138:29; 92-95 w/ + CB, command
SP Kyle Hart
1.21, 37.1 IP, 30:3; 88-92 w/ experience, command
SP Tyler Peyton
3.03, 95 IP, 74:24; 90-95, good SL/CH, hit .337
SP Cody Sedlock Jr.
4.02, 31.1 IP, 29:10; heavy 92-96 FB, 4-pitch mix
RP Bryan Pall
2.97, 33.1 IP, 31:10; wipeout slider misses bats

Player of the Year: Ryan Boldt, of, Nebraska

Pitcher of the Year: Mike Shawaryn, rhp, Maryland

Freshman of the Year: Luke Shilling, rhp/dh, Illinois

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